Rolling Stones fans chomping at the bit amid hints of an impending 2019 North American tour can whet their appetites with a new archive release “Voodoo Lounge Uncut,” which drops in multiple audio and visual formats on Nov. 16 via Eagle Vision. The live set features the first-time release of The Stones' entire Voodoo Lounge Tour performance, which took place on Nov. 25, 1994, at Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium.
From the opening bars of their unique choice of opening numbers - a 1964 cover of Buddy Holly's “Not Fade Away" - the “Satisfaction” hitmaker's serve notice that the show and the tour are special. Touring behind their strongest studio album since 1978's Some Girls, The Stone's went back to their early roots on 1994's Voodoo Lounge, and a great deal of that retro-60s sensibility shines through in their live performance as demonstrated in the raw delivery of the show's opener.
Although the setlist brims with the usual must-play greatest hits like “Jumpin' Jack Flash” “Start Me Up” and “Brown Sugar,” The World's Greatest Rock N' Roll Band also serve up tracks from Voodoo Lounge like “You Got Me Rocking, as well as lesser played chestnuts like their 1964 cover of the late great Bobby Womack's “It's All Over Now.”
For longtime Stones fans who already own a copy of the 1998 “Voodoo Lounge Live” release, “Uncut” offers plenty of bang for the buck. Along with being fully restored and remastered, “Uncut” offers the entire setlist in its original order and includes ten performances that were edited from the earlier offering, including the Voodoo Lounge tracks “Sparks Will Fly,” “I Go Wild” and “The Worst" along with a guest appearance from Sheryl Crow, who joins frontman Mick Jagger on a steamy cover of The Stones 1969 Let It Bleed track “Live With Me.”
Other highlights include the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's performing with the late great Bo Diddley on his classic “Who Do You Live?” and a jam with Robert Cray on a cover of Robert Johnson's classic blue standard “Stop Breakin' The Blues.” The set also features five bonus performances from a previous Voodoo Lounge Tour stop not previously released.
“Voodoo Lounge Uncut” is available here in a variety of CD, DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl, digital and streaming editions. Check out the official trailer above. For all the latest details on The Rolling Stones, click here.